Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Auburn Review, tomorrow's reception and other exhibits

Today I served as a member of the selection panel for the 2009 season of the Auburn City Hall Gallery, Cheryl Sallee Gallery and Auburn Avenue Theater.

We reviewed over 450 images from 48 artists all in five hours! The selection process went extremely well, and it was a great experience working with the other panel members because of their comments, expertise, and insight.

I was asked to hang a few more pieces as the next artist had to cancel... so I'll be at EnviroHouse until end of December. The EnviroHouse is located at the City of Tacoma Landfill and Recycling Center, which receives a significant number of visitors daily. EnviroHouse hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The house is staffed when open.

Auburn City Hall Exhibit Opening Reception:
WHAT: Art exhibit and Artist Reception featuring work by Olympia artist Ellen Miffitt and Bellevue artist Fran Holt.
WHEN: Exhibit: Oct. 20 – Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through FridayReception: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Admission is free.
AUBURN, Wash. – October 8, 2008 – Olympia artist Ellen Miffitt and Bellevue artist Fran Holt express energy in their pieces by exploring different materials and compositions. Miffitt’s collage and mixed-media works encompass harmony, balance and mindfulness gleaned from her training in Sumi-e meditation. Holt’s large oil paintings on mahogany panel are inspired by nature and have a physical presence because of their size and textile qualities.
The public is invited to experience a unique opportunity to meet and chat with the artists, enjoy light snacks, and view the exhibit on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Auburn City Hall Gallery is presented by the Auburn Arts Commission and Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation. For a 2008 Gallery Brochure or for information on other cultural arts programs, go to www.auburnwa.gov/arts or call 253-931-3043.

I have three pieces in Oct 11-Nov 7 “One More Time!” Recycled Art Show, 5205 South 2nd Avenue, Everett, WA 98203

And the upcoming exhibit @ the Enso Center:

Friday, October 10, 2008

Serving on the Selection Panel for Auburn

I have been asked to serve on the Selection Panel for the City of Auburn 2009 Galleries.
My collage work will be part of an up-coming exhibit at City Hall and a few years ago I was selected to hang my Sumi-e work there.
The selection panel includes:
Donna Smart, Arts Commissioner
Debby Deal, Arts Commissioner
Kristen Brock, Arts Commissioner
Joanne Merriman, Senior Center Representative
Amy Sie, Artist (Displayed in City Hall March 2008)
Ellen Miffitt, Artist (Currently displayed in City Hall – Oct 20)
TBD, Photographer
City Staff: Laurie Rose, Cultural Arts Manager
Maija McKnight, Visual/Public Arts Coordinator

My exhibit of recycled art has been extended at Tacoma's Enviro House. I also was asked to hang a few more pieces until Dec... So last week I produced 8 pieces including one for the Leave No Plastic Behind [www.lnpb.org] up-coming exhibit in Portland OR. Pictures soon of these new pieces.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shop the Frontier - free shipping

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Also, don't forget to check out our overflowing clearance section at Shop the Frontier. From jewelry to housewares to fine art, we've got it all... on sale!

Shop the Frontier is a rural nonprofit marketplace -- every item you purchase a product, it assists us in providing new and better services to the community. In September, we trained local community members who were previously unfamiliar with computers, how to navigate a laptop and the internet and set up their own e-mail addresses. We also lent four laptops to community members to help them become more familiar with the day to day workings of the computer.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008



“One More Time!” Recycled Art Show

Join well-known and esteemed artist, garden-art goddess, recycled artist extraordinaire and all-around fun gal, Kim Groff-Harrington as she guest curates this exciting show of recycled art sure to inspire, amaze, delight and educate. Demonstrate how you rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle through art!

Show Dates: October 11th – November 7th

Opening Shindig: Saturday, October 18th, 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Gallery hours for show: Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Lowell Art Works, 5205 S. 2nd Ave., Everett, WA 98203

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Small Wonders Show

Small Wonders Exhibit
continues on until Oct. 30th
at State of the Arts Gallery
500 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA